Expert: We must discover origins of COVID-19 to prevent COVID-26, COVID-32

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Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor College of Medicine)

Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine (Courtesy: Baylor College of Medicine)

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UPDATED 4:08 PM PT – Sunday, May 30, 2021

A prominent expert on rare infectious diseases has stressed that the origins of COVID-19 must be discovered in order to prevent similar outbreaks in the future. Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine said the U.S. must insist on sending a team of investigators to Wuhan in order to collect evidence on bat-virus experiments there. He warned that without full access to the lab itself, the origins may never be uncovered.

“There’s going to be COVID-26 and COVID-32 unless we fully understand the origins of COVID-19. This is absolutely critical,” said Hotez.

Workers are seen next to a cage with mice (R) inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei province, on February 23, 2017. - The P4 epidemiological laboratory was built in co-operation with French bio-industrial firm Institut Merieux and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Workers are seen next to a cage with mice (R) inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan, capital of China’s Hubei province. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

He added that China must face serious consequences if it continues to resist such a probe. The professor went on to say if the Chinese government were telling the truth about COVID-19, it would be in its best interest to host an international probe into its origins.

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